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Many people engage in self sabotage where they think, act and behave in ways that reduce their effectiveness or even sabotage their own success. Sometimes this is unconscious and sometimes is purposeful. Examples include students who party the night before an exam, professionals who watch a box set on TV or surf the internet, rather […]Read more
Extremism, or behaviour and thinking that becomes relentlessly focused on one or a small group of issues, can be seen as both a negative and a positive dependent on the intention and outcome. For example, professional tennis players Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, artist Henry Matisse, scientist Marie Curie, the Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức, who […]Read more
There has been a growing interest over the last 5 to 10 years in the concept of employee or psychological resilience within organisations and in organisational research. Some of the reasons for this increased interest in resilience include evidence of: • increased performance• increased tolerance to uncertainty and ambiguity• more positive reactions to change However, […]Read more
People often get confused about the difference between a trait and a state. In psychology and particularly work psychology there are clear distinctions between a state and a trait: A trait is considered to be something that is part of an individuals personality and therefore a long term characteristic of an individual that shows […]Read more